Showing posts for 'zambia'. Clear search

George and the Hippo

June 17, 2019 - The Smith & Youngson Tannoy burst into life and rang out across the yard… "Bamba lo George Monkhouse, Bamba lo George M...
Read the Full Post »

Frogs, dogs and a cat.

June 16, 2019 - The evening started with a trip from Mimosa, which was our Smith & Youngson bachelors house eight miles South of Lusaka...
Read the Full Post »

Malema shucks a police truck

June 10, 2019 - Bwana Steve, bwana Steve, can you help me please? Indaba Malema, what’s the problem? Now Malema was a larger than life...
Read the Full Post »

Breakdown on the Munali Pass

April 13, 2019 - This photograph was taken by myself around 1967/68 My photograph shows a Canadian Kenworth horse coupled to a 36ft semi...
Read the Full Post »

The Hell Run

January 26, 2019 - “The Hell Run” keeps fuel for Zambia flowing A report made in February 1967 The main route for fuel & oil supplies was...
Read the Full Post »

The road train from Mpika and getting fired.

January 24, 2019 - I joined Smith & Youngson in October 1967 and started my life in Lusaka, Zambia working on the Canadian Kenworth Tankers...
Read the Full Post »

The diamond merchants from the Congo

January 23, 2019 - This story is a bit tricky to tell as it involves someone that his family may recognise, so I am going to call the key f...
Read the Full Post »

The Diamond Smuggler

January 20, 2019 - Dave was a quiet sort of chap, easy going but he kept himself to himself. It must have been around 1970 when he worked a...
Read the Full Post »

Kanjombe and the baffled tanker

January 19, 2019 - “I can do that Bwana Steve, let me do it please…” Kanjombe was jumping up and down in excitement hoping for the chance...
Read the Full Post »

SNAKES  ALIVE - Or how I hold the lap record at Eureka Stadium

December 01, 2018 - Eureka Speedway Stadium was located about ten miles south of Lusaka and was basically an oval track with a compacted dir...
Read the Full Post »

Coping with a foreign language in Zambia.

November 30, 2018 - When I first arrived in 1967 to work on Kenworth Trucks at Smith & Youngson in Lusaka, I was called into the Forman's of...
Read the Full Post »